FRIDAY, AUGUST 21
Hello friends! I’m Mayor Pro Tem and Councilmember Kim Bergel. As we’ve shared with you in our previous communications, the City of Eureka is continuing to work strenuously to support the health and well-being of our citizens, our community, and our economy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Today, I’m sharing this PSA from our beautiful Eureka Waterfront Trail. While you’ll need to wear a mask in public outdoor spaces where you can’t maintain a distance of at least six feet, getting outdoors and onto our uncrowded trails for a walk, run, hike, bike, or even kayak, stand up paddle, or sail, is a great way to find some solace in these times.
The Waterfront Trail is a 6 mile stretch along the Humboldt Bay and has interpretive signs and artistic benches where you can stop and take in the view. The McKay Community Forest or Sequoia Park can give you a dose of solidarity that only the redwoods can provide. Or head up north to our local beaches, or down south for more redwoods and some river time – you can’t go wrong, and that’s what makes us so lucky to live in Humboldt County.
If you had travel plans you had to cancel this summer, take a look in your backyard. Our local restaurants are coming up with innovative ways to continue to offer delicious food and beverages under the current health orders. You’ll find parking lots turned into temporary outdoor dining spaces, and other businesses have created permanent outside dining options that will outlast COVID.
If you choose to dine out or grab food to go, please be sure to wear a mask and bring along some kindness – we’re all working together to adapt and continue to live and work as normally as we can under the circumstances. And, when you are able to support a local business – share it out! Spreading the support encourages others to do the same.
As always, those rules – the ones we’ve been talking about from the beginning – washing your hands, social distancing, sheltering in place, wearing a mask –still matter and maybe more now than ever.
Please help keep our community safe by continuing to follow that guidance. If we stay vigilant, we’ll soon see activity in our community that enables us to think about the future.
Finally, in addition to our video updates and social media posts, you can find regular updates about COVID 19 at the City of Eureka’s website, which is ci.eureka.ca.gov, as well as links to other important community resources.
Again, I’m Mayor Pro Tem Kim Bergel, and I appreciate your attention to this message. Be safe, stay healthy, be patient with yourself and kind to your neighbors and family. We’ll talk again soon.